Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Review: Thai Original BBQ Restaurant

Thai Original BBQ offers a varieties of dishes with the sauce as the star of the show. Photographer: Licia Summerhil At Thai Original BBQ, the sauce is the star of the show. Walking up to the restaurant, it is hard not to notice the double...

Review: Cupid’s Hot Dogs

Cupid’s still has its authentic mid-century look to it and satisfies most hot dog cravings at a reasonable price.Photographer: Jackelyn Ruby How would you like to visit a hidden gem with a mid-century appeal right here in the Valley? Where the Vintage sign enthusiasts...

Review: Carrera Café

Carrera Café is where the café imparts the art of Melrose to your coffee cup with a European twist. Photographer: Michael Loizzo Located in the heart of Melrose, Carrera Café is on the corner of Melrose and Harper Avenue. Carrera Café...

Review: Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar

The spicy chicken sandwich and fries from Lulu's Restaurant and Sports Bar. Photo by Joey Farriola. Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar is the ideal spot to order takeout or delivery. From the website to the social media, within the restaurant, Lulu’s Restaurant and Sports Bar has a mixed menu full of...

Review: Humble Bee Cafe

The garden omelet at Humble Bee Cafe comes with home-styled potatoes and consists of caramelized onions, mushrooms, jack cheese and spinach. Photo by Luis Mendoza.The drinks at Humble Bee Cafe are refreshing and no ingredient overpowered the others. Photo by Luis Mendoza.A side of pancakes at Humble Bee Cafe fills the entire takeout container. Photo by Luis Mendoza.The...

Review: Calm app

Photo illustration by Katya Castillo Sitting in a room all alone except for thoughts and feelings, a rush of emotional anxiety comes, and getting it out seems impossible. For someone who experiences this, the solution might lie in the palm of their hand—their cell phone. It can be an electronic buddy...

Review: Stars Drive-in

The President's Burger as made by Star's Drive-In. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.The main jukebox in Star's Drive-In in Winnetka, Calif., on Nov. 5th, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.Betty Boop statue in Star's Drive-In in Winnetka, Calif., on Nov. 5th, 2020. Photo by Benjamin Hanson.The exterior of Star's Drive-In in Winnetka, Calif., on Nov. 5, 2020. Photo by...

Review: Leo’s Superfood Vegan Cafe

Black bean burrito from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Tiramisu from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Leo's Superfood Breakfast Burrito from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Tumeric/Ginger Cookies from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo.Tumeric/Ginger Cookies from Leo's Superfood Vegan Cafe. Photo by Katya Castillo. From...

Review: New York Chicken and Gyro

The combo plate at New York Chicken and Gyro includes rice, chicken and lamb. Photo by Peter Villafane. When I lived in New York City, there was a halal truck on nearly every street corner. These food trucks served halal foods such as gyros and meats over rice, and the smell of spices and...

Review: JamaFo Xpress

Many Black owned businesses continue to struggle to find customers during the pandemic. A Google Spreadsheet created by Kat Hong, an editorial assistant for the Infatuation website, lists many black owned businesses in Los Angeles. It gained popularity after it was mentioned in a Los Angeles Times article titled “Here’s a list of...